No, it wasn't a big mistake. The big mistake was promoting his lacky to run the same offense with similar results, when we could have went and found someone who actually knows what they are doing.
I have seen a couple tOSU games this year and the only difference between what they are doing and what ISU is doing is that they have the athletes to overcome the plays being called on the field. Iowa did a decent job holding them in check until Miller would scramble for big yards. Miller makes that offense look a lot better than it really is.
It's not a bad offense, but one that seems to require highly talented players at every position.
I still think it was a good move, he wasn't a good fit here, when we were all saying, "It can't get much worse." we were right. The problem was, They decided to go with the one option that mande, "Much Worse" possible.
How I have to wonder what Mess will say now that Nealy was on sportscenter. What's the next excuse?
Also, I believe the common thought was that Herman's contract was just not renewed by JP and he was available to Meyer. Meyer may have seen someone with a ton of potential who he could mentor under his wing to become a very good OC. All we know is he was good at Rice and has been good at OSU but wasn't that great here.
It sounds like what you (and others) are implying is that hiring a new, stud OC isn't going to be a magic cure to all ills . . .
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